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I-News: Can Laura Frank's journalism project slow the disappearance of investigative reporting?

With resources and revenues for print and broadcast news operations continuing to shrink, investigative journalism -- a vital form, but among the field's most expensive -- is becoming more rare with each passing day. But former Rocky Mountain News reporter Laura Frank thinks she's found a way to help fill the void: I-News. And a $300,000 grant and the decision of a Denver Post staffer to join her mission suggests she's onto something.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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